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Lagos, Ondo, Ogun, Osun, Ekiti, Oyo Declare June 12 Public Holiday

The governments of the South-west states have declared June 12 as a public holiday to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the annulled 1993 Presidential election adjudged to have been won by the late M.K.O Abiola. The states include Lagos, Ondo, Ogun, Osun, Ekiti, and Oyo states. The federal government on …

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Goldbergs and Modern Family Actor Jackson Odell, 20, Found Dead at California Home

Jackson Odell has died at the age of 20. The musician and actor, best known for his role as Ari Caldwell on ABC’s The Goldbergs from 2013 to 2015, was found unresponsive at his Tarzana, California, residence on Friday, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office confirmed to PEOPLE. His cause of death is pending …

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Ooni of Ife to Sign Treaty Making Salvador in Brazil a Twin City to Ile Ife

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi will sign a treaty declaring Salvador in Bahia, Brazil, a twin city to Ile-Ife, Osun State. According to Vanguard, the bill had been passed by the Congress of Salvador, and the Ooni is expected to sign on behalf of the Yoruba people around the world. The …

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Rafael Nadal Beats Dominic Thiem in French Open 2018 to win 11th title

World number one Rafael Nadal won an 11th French Open title by beating Austrian Dominic Thiem in straight sets. Nadal, 32, won 6-4 6-3 6-2 to earn his 17th Grand Slam, three adrift of Roger Federer’s all-time men’s record. The Spaniard edged an intense opening set, tightening his grip in …

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Legendary Reggae Artiste Ras Kimono Dies at 60

Legendary Reggae Artiste, Ukeleke Onwubuya, better known by his stage name ‘Ras Kimono’, is dead. The singer reportedly died on Sunday in a Lagos hospital after a brief illness. Metro News reports that he was scheduled to travel to the United States Saturday night, but complained of not feeling too …

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Jay-Z & Beyonce Debut Intimate Photos In “On The Run II” Tour

Jay-Z and Beyoncé have officially launched their On The Run II tour, kicking things off in Europe as they opened up the new run in Cardiff. While those who have yet to attend the stop in their native city or just didn’t allocate enough funds to go in the first place have …

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#WorldCup2018: Non Premier League Young Players to Watch Out For in Russia

Few of the 736 players who could feature in Russia can be classed as total unknowns but there will still be some unfamiliar faces looking to announce themselves on the global stage. Here is  the 15 young players from outside the Premier League who are worth watching out for this summer. …

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No More Pepper Soup or Spicy Foods for Super Eagles Player – Coach Gernot Rohr

Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr has banned players from eating goat meat and pepper soup as they prepare for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. This comes after consecutive losses to England and the Czech Republic in the World Cup friendly matches. Rohr is now restricting the players …

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President Buhari Embarks on 2-Day Visit to Morocco

President Muhammadu Buhari goes on a two-day working visit to Morocco. Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, shared the news on Saturday. The visit is said to be at the invitation of King Mohammed VI of Morocco, and the two are to discuss, amongst others, educational cooperation between the …

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G7 Summit Ends in Disarray Over Tariffs

US President Donald Trump has retracted his endorsement of the joint communique issued at the end of the G7 summit, accusing Canada of “dishonesty”. He said that other countries were imposing “massive tariffs” on the US. The joint communique, advocating a “rules-based trading system”, was reached despite tension over US …

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